District library plans activities

Kids and families

Homeschool Hour: Brains

Learn about brains with Dr. Trish from Wright State University at the next Homeschool Hour. There’ll be plenty of brain models and activities. She’ll even bring real brains for us to check out! Don’t miss out on this special opportunity for homeschool students and educators. Homeschool Hour will be at the Eaton Library at 301 N. Barron St. on Wednesday, March 15 at 3 p.m.

Story Times

Bring the kids (11 and under) to the New Paris Library every Monday at 5 p.m. in March for story time and a craft.

Crafty Mondays

March is National Craft Month. Every Monday from 12-7 p.m. in March, visit the West Alexandria Library and complete one of several available crafts. There will be new crafts each week!

Tween Film Workshop

This monthly workshop for ages 8-12 will give kids some practice before the spring edition of the “Tween Filmmakers Club.” We’ll discuss shot lengths, shot styles, framing, and other details that help make a film look good. The Tween Film Workshop will be Wednesday, March 8 at 4:15 p.m. at the Eaton Library. Call (937) 456-4331 or stop into the Eaton Library to register.

Create, Explore, and More!

This family program has several creative and exploratory stations. This month, stations include: trebuchet and catapult kits, giant water beads and more! Drop in and have fun as a family. There’s something for everyone in the family. This program will be open from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, March 11, at the Eaton Library.


Teen Meet and Make

We’re getting back into programs for teens after a short hiatus. For teens in grades 6-12, we’ll meet at the Eaton Library on Tuesday, March 7 at 3:30 p.m. Join us for crafts, get to know other teens, and help the library plan future teen programs.

Teen Gaming

Get into some video gaming after school at the Eaton Library on Tuesday, March 14, at 3:30 p.m. We’ll vote on a variety of video games to decide what to play. Be ready for some friendly competition! Program is for teens in grades 6-12.

Teens Write!

If you’re a teen and interested in writing, come to the West Elkton Library’s creative writing group on Wednesday, March 15 at 4 p.m. We’ll do some activities to practice creative writing.


Intro to Genealogy class

Learn how to begin genealogy and start your family tree at the Preble County Room! We will cover the basics of genealogy, tips, forms, available sources and records, and some of the different databases and organizations available to further your research. The class is scheduled for Saturday, March 4 at 1 p.m. Spots are limited, so call ahead at (937) 456-4970 to register.

Sharpie Tie Dye T-Shirts

The adult craft for March will have you turning a plain white shirt into a cool tie dye design with colored felt pens. Please bring your own white t-shirt to the craft. All other supplies are provided.

Thursday, March 9, at the Camden Library at 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 21, at the New Paris Library at 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 23, at the West Elkton Library at 4 p.m.

Intermediate Microsoft Word

We will be digging deeper into the many options available to Microsoft Word users in this class at the Eaton Library on Tuesday, March 7, at 3 p.m. You will learn how to add tables to Word documents, insert comments, endnotes and footnotes, and use the Thesaurus function, among other things. Some computer experience required; previous experience with Microsoft Word is preferred.

Novel Discussion book club

We’ll discuss ‘Etta and Otto and Russell and James’ by Emma Hooper at the Eaton Library on Thursday, March 16, at 6:30 p.m. From GoodReads: “Etta’s greatest unfulfilled wish, living in the rolling farmland of Saskatchewan, is to see the sea. And so, at the age of eighty-two she gets up very early one morning, takes a rifle, some chocolate, and her best boots, and begins walking the 2,000 miles to water.

“Meanwhile her husband Otto waits patiently at home, left only with his memories. Their neighbor Russell remembers too, but differently – and he still loves Etta as much as he did more than fifty years ago, before she married Otto.”

The World of Microsoft PowerPoint

Do you want to learn how people make those cool presentations? In this class, you will learn the very basics of creating slide show presentations – adding and customizing slides, applying themes, and inserting pictures and animation, among other things. The class will be Saturday, March 18, at 1 p.m. at the Eaton Library. Some computer experience is preferred.

Eaton Library Creative Writers Group

Do you like to write? Join your fellow writers at the Eaton Library once a month for our Creative Writers Group. You don’t have to share, but you are certainly welcome to. We’ll provide writing activities and prompts for those who need a little extra inspiration. The next meeting of the Eaton Library Creative Writers Group is Thursday, March 23, at 6 p.m.